The letter draws on the strong body of evidence which shows that the death penalty for drugs traffickers is not an effective response to the global drug problem, and is in violation of international human rights law.
A report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has reopened the debate about the advisability of aerial spraying with glyphosate in Colombia. Nevertheless, the Colombian Ministry of Health is keeping silent on the official propaganda that maintains that glyphosate is not damaging to…
The Colombian health ministry is recommending the immediate suspension of aerial spraying of glyphosate after the World Health Organisation said last month that glyphosate was probably carcinogenic in humans.
The World Drug Report presents a comprehensive annual overview of the latest developments in the world's illicit drug markets by focusing on the production, trafficking and consumption of the main types of illicit drugs, along with the related health consequences of those drugs.
A new UN study showing a steep rise in the cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine offers fresh support to Colombia’s recent decision to end the aerial spraying of drug crops with herbicides, as officials recognise repression to be an insufficient tool.
The latest Colombia coca survey, produced by UNODC jointly with the Colombian government, shows that the country's coca cultivation area and cocaine production both increased substantially in 2014 compared to the previous year.
Transform's publication, 'Ending the war on drugs: How to win the global drug policy debate' provides an overview of prohibition, the war on drugs and international drug policies to equip those who are new to the topic with a firm foundation on the subject.
The UN Development Programme highlights how drug control, human rights, public health and human development agendas often exist in isolation from each other, although there is ample evidence of the negative consequences of prohibitive drug policies.
Richard Branson and former director of public prosecutions Lord Macdonald called for an inquiry into Home Office’s support for anti-narcotics operations which they say have helped to fund executions in countries such as Pakistan and Iran.